I have been continuing to reread, rather voraciously, the Shoebox Project
, the Harry Potter
fan fiction of epic proportions which convinced me to read the book series in the first place. I had forgotten what teases ladyjaida
could be and read several more chapters last night than I had intended because I thought that I might be able to reach some resolution to all the tension that has arisen between Remus Lupin and Sirius Black. I did not, but I did decide that "Part Seventeen: November, 1976. One Esteemed Person's Birthday, a Photo-Album, Thirty-five Notes of Various Import, a Banner, A Benjy, and a Raven" is my most favorite, narrowly beating out "Part Eleven: May, 1976. One Birthday and Too Much Gillyweed." (Marauders have the best birthdays.) The timing could not be better because in my rereading of the Harry Potter
books, I have just come across the single mention of Benjy Fenwick, who makes an appearance in Part Seventeen. A later part which I have yet to reread may beat out the aforementioned two; I remember many tears. I enjoy tears and anger and long, beautiful monologues about memory and happiness and friendship. Here, have two excerpts from different parts, neither of which contain any of those things:( The strength of Remus J. Lupin is an incalculable thing. )
&( Not afraid to be out after dark, are you? )
edit: Wait, what am I talking about? "Part Five: Losing Moony. Four photographs, many notes, and part of a journal." is my favorite. How did I forget? I think that first excerpt is from
"Losing Moony." Good lord. /edit2.
Speaking of rereading the Harry Potter
books, I SHOULD BE REREADING THESE ALL THE TIME AND NEVER STOP. I am not so fond of the first book, and I completely skipped the second book this time around, but Prisoner of Azkaban
has fully rekindled my love for Remus Lupin, Goblet of Fire
had me clawing at my face in blissful agony, and Order of the Phoenix
is TEARING ME APART, LISA. I love them all. Lupin. Sirius. Molly Weasley. Ron. Ginny. Fred and George. Dumbledore. Hedwig. Others, I am sure. They'll have their turn.3.
I need to learn to use better positive adjectives than "excellent," "wonderful," "lovely," "beautiful," and "magnificent." Not only do I overuse them, but I ought to steer clear of such general adjectives, anyway.